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Women in Engineering – learn about vacuum and its applications from an Engineer!

Women in Engineering – learn about vacuum and its applications from an Engineer!

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Megha works as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer at Edwards Vacuum, a company that produces vacuum products.

  • In the video, Megha uses a lunch box to illustrate how vacuums work, where something is sealed tightly and becomes very difficult to open.
  • How does vacuum work? By closing then life creating an airtight seal. Atmospheric pressure pushes down on the lid making it difficult to open. Opening the flap lets air in and equalises the pressure and allowing it to be opened easily.
  • When you buy products from the supermarket that come in jars, these use vacuum seals. Vacuum also removes air, making it difficult for bacteria to survive and extending the shelf life of food.
  • Megha tells us that there are many more applications of vacuum – can you research these?

Why Engineering?

Megha explains…If you look around, science is everywhere…when you apply that science to make things better, or make a product - that’s engineering!

65 million engineering jobs are predicted to be available by 2024…could you be in one of those jobs?


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